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Skillet Awake and Alive Tour

Skillet brought the second stop of their “Awake and Alive” tour to Gainesville Florida this past week, drawing a sellout crowd to the Phillips Center. With a music hall ready to rock, We as Human, Manafest, and Disciple got the crowd warmed up for the band everyone was waiting to see. Starting off with a string section rendition of “Whispers in the Dark,” Skillet emerged from behind a drop and punched the crowd in the face with rock! Continuing on playing Whispers, Skillet set off on an hour and a half musical journey that covered all of their hit songs. With a stage setup like no other, including cyro, moving risers, and a spinning drum set, fans were in for a show they would never forget. Read the rest of this entry

SKILLET: Interview with Front Man John Cooper

Skillet
Ready for Some Sizzling Rock?

 With the enormous success of Skillet’s 2006 release, Comatose, John Cooper (lead vocals/bassist), Korey Cooper (keys/guitar/backing vocals), Ben Kasica (guitars), and Jen Ledger (drums/backing vocals) have found their voice in this industry, and have stayed with the brand of rock music that made them a success!  Swerving away from their original roots as a Christian rock band, Skillet has flourished as a mainstream active rock band!  Having toured for about a year now in support of their current release, Awake, Skillet has continued grow their fan base while firmly planting their music in the psyches of fans across the U.S. Take the lead single, “Monster”, for example. That song has found its way into the heads and ipods of pre-teen jocks, while also appealing to young grandmothers and everyone in between! What does it take to appeal to this wide range of fans? And what approach does the band take when creating their music? Well, we’re about to find out the answer to these questions from Skillet front man John Cooper. Read the rest of this entry

Transformers: Dark of the Moon – The Album CD Review

 

Various Artists
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – The Album CD Review
(Reprise Records)

Don’t you just dig a good soundtrack? Transformers: Dark of the Moon –  The Album is certainly quite diggable! A vast array of artists offer their talent up for the soundtrack for the newest Transformers movie! I, admittedly, haven’t seen the movie yet, but I sure have been digging on the tunes on this soundtrack! 11 tracks from a diverse group of veteran talent like Goo Goo Dolls, Theory of a Deadman and Mastodon (majorly old school) to newcomers, Black Veil Brides and Art of Dying! You get a couple of soundtrack mainstays like Paramore and Linkin Park, as well as a couple of my personal faves in My Chemical Romance and Skillet! Read the rest of this entry